About Sunshine Rafting

The history of Sunshine Rafting Adventures

Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been running river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry for over 35 years. Sunshine Rafting has a history of running a number of sections of the Stanislaus, with the mainstay in Knights Ferry being the crown jewel. Other runs, such as the class III Camp Nine section, as well as the Goodwin Dam section of the Stanislaus River, have been run commercially by Sunshine as well, until changes in the dam schedules and flows shut those runs down for recreational use.

Although the sections of water that Sunshine has run have changed over time, the main mission of the company has not. From the inception of the company, the idea was to provide affordable, family-friendly fun that was engaging and healthy. Sunshine prides itself on a knowledgeable and friendly staff that support our customers at the put in and take out, as well as a hard-working office staff that is always just a phone call away. As times have changed, Sunshine has transformed and has been able to make the most of technology that makes remembering the trip (via photos) and learning about the trip (via online portals) as accessible as possible.

Sunshine Rafting also runs trips in the Fresno area on the San Joaquin River. You can find out more about those trips at FresnoRafting.com.

Sunshine Rafting Adventures is a family-owned company by locals and staffed by locals.  That being said, we welcome people from all around the world to come and enjoy the beautiful and refreshing Stanislaus River.

Sunshine Rafting Staff

Perhaps Sunshine's strongest advantage over other companies in the industry is the experienced staff that keeps things fun while keeping you safe.  Some people you might interact with include:

Shiloh- 15 years experience in the industry, from reservations, to on-river work as a safety-talk instructor and manager

John- 10 years experience in the industry, and all around river-rafting stud.  John has been the operations manager for almost a decade, and is there to make sure you, your friends, and your family, have a good time during your trip

Kelly- 10 years experience in the industry, Kelly has been an office manager and reservation specialist for more customers than perhaps anyone else.  She definitely knows the operations of Sunshine Rafting well, and is happy to help you set up a trip.

Justine- a 5 year veteran in the office, Justine is another voice you'll probably hear if you call into our office!

Wyatt- a 5 year river rafting employee turned manager, you are likely to catch Wyatt giving a safety talk or helping you out with your equipment at the end of an awesome day on the Stanislaus!

We have another 10-12 employees that you will likely interact with as well, and we are confident that our team will be able to help you make the most of your day!

Making a Reservation

So you've taken a look, you like what you see, and you want to bring some friends and family out to go rafting!  Now what do you do?  Making a reservation is the first step, and Sunshine makes it easy to plan for you and your group! Just click book now on the top right menu, or call us at 800-829-7238!

Getting More Information

You know the trip sounds awesome, but you want some expert insight into the trip.  How do you get that? Just call us at 800-829-7238 or shoot us an email at info@raftadventure.com.  We'd be happy to give you feedback that's been crafted with over 35 years in the industry!